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Introduce Anti-graft studies: UGC

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After riding to power on anti-corruption plank, Narendra Modi Government has decided to introduce ‘anti-corruption’ as a subject at the university level.

The subject is proposed to be introduced in the Law, Public Administration, Human Rights curriculum among others to bring about a constructive change in the society and help students combat the menace at every forum.

A circular to this effect was sent out by the University Grants Commission (UGC) that governs higher education in India to all universities on May 29, three days after the new government took charge.

In a letter to the vice-chancellors, UGC’s financial advisor Upamanyu Basu said, “The government of India is actively participating in the activities of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA).”

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“In order to strengthen participation and to combat corruption in its every form, the human resource development ministry’s department of higher education has considered for the inclusion of the subject ‘anti-corruption’ in the curriculum and also for carrying out research work in this field at higher educational institutions,” he stated.

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